WHICH LIBERAL-SOCIALIST CRUSADER MADE THE FOLLOWING
Was it Bill Clinton? Hillary? Al Gore?
Bill Bradley? Jack Kemp? Jesse Jackson? I'll post the answer
at the conclusion of the following quoted remarks:
"Recognizing and confronting our history is important.
Transcending our history is essential. We are not limited by what we have
done, or what we have left undone. We are limited only by what we are willing
to do. Our nation must make a new commitment to equality and upward mobility
for all our citizens. This is a great moment of national prosperity. But
many still live in prosperitys shadow...
"It must be our goal to expand this opportunity to
make it as broad and diverse as America itself. And this begins with enforcing
our civil rights laws. Discrimination is still a reality, even when it takes
different forms. Instead of Jim Crow, there is racial redlining and profiling.
Instead of "separate but equal," there is separate and forgotten. Strong
civil rights enforcement will be a cornerstone of my
"As W.E.B. Du Bois said a century ago, 'Either the United
States will destroy ignorance, or ignorance will destroy the United
States.' Education is the essential beginning but we must go
further. To create communities of promise, we must help people build the
confidence and faith to achieve their own dreams. We must put government
squarely on the side of opportunity...
"I have proposed a New Prosperity Initiative that reflects
the spirit of Lincolns reforms. A plan to remove obstacles on the road
to the Middle Class. Instead of helping people cope with their need, we will
help them move beyond it. We must provide a Family Health Credit that
covers 90 percent of the cost of a basic health policy for low-income
"We must make it possible for more people to become homeowners,
to own a part of the American Dream. So well allow low-income families
to use up to a years worth of Section 8 rental payments to make a down
payment on their own home then use five years of those payments to
help with the mortgage.
"Well start an American Dream Down Payment Fund, matching
individual savings for the down payment on a home. Behind all these proposals
is a simple belief: I believe in private property. I believe in private property
so strongly, I want everyone to have some...
"Im not calling for government to step back from its
responsibilities, but to share them. Well always need government to
raise and distribute funds, monitor success and set standards... The
NAACP and the GOP have not always been allies. But recognizing our past and
confronting the future with a common vision, I believe we can find common
(end of quoted passage)
CHILLING, HUH? THE IDEA THAT SOMEONE WHO IS RUNNING
FOR ELECTED OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PROFESSES THESE BELIEFS,
AND PROMISES TO INFLICT THESE TYPES OF SOCIALIST PROGRAMS ON US, IS POSITIVELY
FRIGHTENING! Hearing and reading these comments certainly makes me
want to do whatever is necessary to defeat this person.
So who is this person, who quotes from Communist W.E.B.DuBois,
and who threatens to use my hard-earned tax dollars to destroy my neighborhood
with HUD Section 8 denizens? Who is this contemporary New Dealer (who
calls his big-government scheme the "New Prosperity Initiative") who shows
so much enthusiasm for socialized medicine? And who wants the GOP to
ally with the ultra-left NAACP?
It's not Bill or Hillary, not Ted Kennedy, and not even
Al Gore, though it could easily have been any of these leftist ideologues.
No, our mystery egalitarian social engineer is none other than George W.
Bush, the current governor of Texas and presumptive Republican nominee for
President of the United States. This excerpt is culled from a speech
he gave to the NAACP national convention on July 10, 2000.
You may view the entire speech
You will see that he did indeed utter these words, and that my slight editing
(for length) did not alter the context in which these remarks were
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